For Immediate ReleaseOctober 21, 2021
Building constructed in 1971 welcomes new generation of patrons
San Rafael, CA – The Corte Madera branch of the Marin County Free Library is ready for its closeup.
Regular library service has resumed now that about $1.2 million worth of improvements have been completed. Upgrades include a new roof, windows, paint, drywall, insulation boards, and heating/ventilation/air conditioning units. In addition, repairs were made to emergency exits and bathrooms, and disability-access improvements were added to the children’s room.
The building at 707 Meadowsweet Drive was constructed in 1971 and last underwent a makeover in 2014. At that time, renovations were made to the information desk, check-out stations, meeting room, teen area, lobby area, study counter, and with upgrades in technology and accessibility.
The latest round of construction started in October 2020 and wrapped up recently; only a few installations for safety systems will be ongoing for a bit longer.
“We would like to thank our patrons for their continued support, and we look forward to seeing them,” said branch manager Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella.
The majority of the renovation funding came from Measure A, which was passed by a supermajority of voters in 2015 to improve library facilities and maintain hours throughout the Marin County Free Library system.
Branch hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays, closed on Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Curbside service remains available upon request.
Lana AdlawanDirectorMarin County Free Library
3501 Civic Center DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6051Email: Lana AdlawanLibrary website